As part of the International Museum Day initiative, Dr and Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Chinese Medicine Museum under the School of Chinese Medicine opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday (17-18 May) with free workshops on acupuncture. Through a talk, guided tour and interactive games, the event aimed to introduce the development of and relevant knowledge on Chinese medicine and acupuncture so as to enhance people’s understanding of and interest in Chinese medicine.
During a series of activities, visitors had a chance to learn more about the distribution of the acupoints on the human body. They also gained hands-on experience in selecting Chinese herbs from a Chinese medicine cabinet as well as experienced tongue diagnosis and examining the condition of their body using different apparatuses.
Every year, museums around the world host International Museum Day on or around 18 May, the day originally designated by the International Council of Museums in 1977. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the HKSAR Government organises an array of art, culture and museum extension activities in mid-May every year. This year’s theme is “Museums Collections Make Connection”. It aims to arouse public awareness about the roles and functions of museums in society.
Children learn to weigh Chinese herbs with a small steelyard